Life Extension D,L-Phenylalanine (500 mg) -- 100 Vegetarian Capsules
- Life Extension D,L-Phenylalanine will help give you a calming, less stressful mood.
- L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that is converted into L-tyrosine in your liver.
- L-tyrosine is converted to dopamine in the brain and adrenal glands.
- D,L-phenylalanine will increase mental energy levels and give you a feeling of contentment.
Enhance Your Mood With Life Extension D,L-Phenylalanine
L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that can be converted to L-tyrosine in the liver. L-tyrosine can be converted in the brain and in the adrenal glands to dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine (adrenaline) hormones that are depleted by stress, overwork and certain drugs. By replenishing norepinephrine in the brain, mental energy levels are enhanced and a feeling of contentment often occurs. The conversion step from L-tyrosine to norepinephrine may be enhanced if the co-factors (vitamins B6 and C) are included.
Cells in the adrenal medulla synthesize and secrete norepinephrine and epinephrine. Since both norepinephrine and epinephrine can cause smooth muscle (arterial) contraction, care with blood pressure should be taken when supplementing with L-phenylalanine or tyrosine.
D,L-phenylalanine is a 50/50 mixture of its two stereoisomers.
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